Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Media

The sites this week provided different approaches to relating information on complex issues in an online format. Certainly everyone, as is evident in the blog posts here, has their own taste and sites will be more effective if the viewer

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New Media, Journalism, and History

This week, we are looking at “new media” and were assigned three examples to take a look at. I particularly enjoyed reading “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” from the New York Times and think it was the most successful of

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The (mis)use of ‘new media’

The examples we have looked at this week show varied approaches to so-called ‘new media’, some rather more successful than others. The most straightforward is the Invisible Australians site. This takes an innovative approach to using digital resources – in

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New Media

New media is the most effective form of digital history that we’ve looked at in this course, in terms of design, engagement, and educational benefits. I can see this working very effectively for a museum’s educational program. The variety of

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New Media and Accessibility

I tend to view new media as both a blessing and a curse in storytelling. In some ways, the accessibility and variety it offers allows a story to come to life, and aids the visualization of it through non-traditional images

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“NSA Files Decoded,” “Snow Fall,” and “Love Letter”: Reckoning with the Power of Multimedia Digital Publication

Playing around with “NSA Files Decoded,” “Snow Fall,” and “Love Letter” (from the Viral Texts Project) has allowed me to explore new ways of presenting research and constructing an interactive narrative. As I click through all the features in these publications,

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New Media and the Use of Visualizations

While reading the articles for this week, I enjoyed the use of visualizations that had been incorporated within the narratives. I believe that the authors, particularly John Branch with “Snow Fall,” did a great job in choosing relevant images and

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Stories in New Media

The Guardian‘s “NSA Files: Decoded” and The New York Times’ “Snowfall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” are examples of how journalists can use new media to enhance a narrative. Piecing each article with new media such as audio clips, video

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The Junto

The Junto: A group Blog on Early American History is a group blog made up of contributions from graduate students and junior faculty Americanists. While the primary historical field is American history the blog is also a forum for discussion on

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Blogs: Purpose and Lifespan

The blogs I followed this semester ran the gamut from very basic and informative history to ones posting about current issues in history and university life. The audience determines the content and format which appears to be a large factor

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